Food & History: October 14 1721 Gurdon Saltonstall, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, proclaims November 8, 1721 as “Publick Thanksgiving” 1953 Clarence Saunders dies, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. 1955 American Chef Thomas Keller was born. 1957 Joseph J. Magliocco born, president of Michter’s Whiskey and Chatham Imports which specialize in wine and […]
Food & History: September 7 1822 A treadmill for grinding corn powered by prisoners begins at New York City Prison. 1840 Luther Crowell born, inventor of the machine to make square bottomed grocery bags.
Food & History: September 1 1910 Heinz Tomato Soup goes on sale in the United Kingdom for first time at Fortnum & Mason. 1951 The Premier is the first supermarket in Britain to opens.
Food & History: August 4 1693 Dom Perignon discovers the process for making champagne. He is quoted as saying “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”. It was originally a process to preserve food in wine such as peas and vegetables. 1930 The first King Kullen supermarket opens in Queens, New York and is recognized by the […]
Michael Ruhlman Amongst many of his books on food, cooking, dining, restaurants, and the life of a chef, is Grocery by Michale Ruhlman. This is a must-read no matter who you are. Regardless if you are in child in grammar school, a college grad, a chef or even a simple home cook who is cooking […]
Food & History: July 21 1939 Joe Albertson opens a grocery store in Boise, Idaho and eventually grows to be one of the largest supermarket chains with over 2,200 stores. 1994 A smoking ban in restaurants and bars in Maryland began. 2008 Sidney Craig dies, co-founder of the Jenny Craig chain of diet centers.